Rich Mooney – Owner/Leader
Rich is the owner and lead guide at Summit to Seashore Birding Adventures. Rich was born in England and from an early age it was clear that birds would be a lifelong passion. What started as a childhood interest in the natural world, quickly grew into a thirst for avian knowledge. Birds have taken him across the world to places such as Gambia, Canada, Russia, France, Greece, Spain, Scotland, Wales and various places in England. Though he has spent most of his life (so far) in the UK, Rich has also lived in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada with North American birds becoming somewhat of an obsession. While living in Canada, Rich also explored parts of the USA including Texas, Washington, Oregon, California and many parts of British Columbia. While in BC Rich led talks and tours for the Brant Wildlife Festival and Nature Trust of BC. In August 2011 Rich moved back to the UK and has spent the last 4 years birding in England, Scotland and Wales, reconnecting with the British avifauna. Summit to Seashore Birding Adventures began to evolve in 2015 with an amazing trip to Ascension Island where Rich joined the Army Ornithological Society on an expedition to monitor the breeding status of the island’s birds. This amazing experience really kick-started and inspired Rich to get Summit to Seashore off the ground.